Okeechobee woman killed in a home fire

OKEECHOBEE — A local woman was killed in a house fire Saturday morning, July 25 in the 1900 block of Northwest Seventh Avenue. Both Okeechobee County Fire Rescue and Okeechobee City Fire Department responded to the scene. When they arrived, they were told two people were still inside the home and a search crew would be needed.

The 9-year-old child and her grandmother, Lydia Entry, were found in the bathroom on the floor. The child was in her grandmother’s arms.

Ms. Entry passed away, and the child was trauma hawked to a burn center in Miami. Joe Entry, the child’s grandfather, suffered minor burns, and the home was destroyed.

Neighbors reported hearing an explosion before they saw the flames.

Our Village is hosting the platform to raise funds for the family. With the child in the hospital, funeral expenses and the costs of rebuilding a home, the expenses for the family are overwhelming, explained Leah Suarez, Our Village director. Donations can be made to the family on Facebook. Donations can be brought or mailed to Our Village at 1703 SW 2nd Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34974, or you can take them to CenterState Bank (Our Village Okeechobee Account # 20333209). Please make sure the donation is marked with Entry Family in the memo section.

All donations will be tax deductible, and please let Our Village know if you require a receipt for your donation.

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